Gimme Back My Bullets

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Gimme Back My Bullets
GimmeBackMyBullets LynyrdSkynyrdalbum.jpg
Studio album by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Released February 2, 1976
Recorded Sep. 7-9, 1975 at the Record Plant, Los Angeles (tracks 2,4,8) and Nov. 28-30, 1975 at Capricorn Studios, Macon, Georgia
Genre Southern rock
Length 34:57
Label MCA
Producer Tom Dowd
Lynyrd Skynyrd chronology
Nuthin' Fancy
Gimme Back My Bullets
Street Survivors
Singles from Gimme Back My Bullets
  1. "Double Trouble"
    Released: February 2, 1976
  2. "Gimme Back My Bullets"
    Released: 1976
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Gimme Back My Bullets is Lynyrd Skynyrd's fourth studio album. It was released on February 2, 1976. It reached # 20 on the U.S. albums chart. The album was certified Gold on 1/20/1981 by the RIAA.

The album was originally titled Ain't No Dowd About It, in tribute to the producer Tom Dowd, whom the band idolized. It remains the only studio album by the precrash lineup to have not yet reached platinum or higher in the United States. However, it did include the hits "Gimme Back My Bullets", "Searching", "Double Trouble", and "Cry for the Bad Man". Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis covered the song "Every Mother's Son" on his 1996 solo album, Martin + Me.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant) – 3:28
  2. "Every Mother's Son" (Allen Collins, Van Zant) – 4:56
  3. "Trust" (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 4:25
  4. "I Got the Same Old Blues" (J.J. Cale) – 4:08

Side two[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble" (Collins, Van Zant) – 2:49
  2. "Roll Gypsy Roll" (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 2:50
  3. "Searching" (Collins, Van Zant) – 3:17
  4. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 4:48
  5. "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (Collins, Van Zant) – 4:16

1999 CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Live-3/7/1976 at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA) (Rossington, Van Zant) – 4:18
  2. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Live-3/7/1976 at the Winterand in San Francisco, CA) (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:35
  • Tracks 10-11 are previously unreleased.

2006 CD Deluxe Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble" (Live-11/4/1975 at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales) (Collins, Van Zant) - 3:13
  2. "(I Got the) Same Old Blues" (Live-11/4/1975 at the Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales) (Cale) - 4:13
  3. "Gimme Back My Bullets" (Live-3/7/1976 at the Winterland in San Francisco, CA) (Rossington, Van Zant) – 4:18
  4. "Cry for the Bad Man" (Live-3/7/1976 at the Winterland in San Francisco) (Collins, Rossington, Van Zant) – 5:35
  5. "All I Can Do Is Write About It" (Acoustic) (Collins, Van Zant) - 4:24
  6. "Double Trouble" (Alternate) (Collins, Van Zant) - 2:51

2006 Deluxe Edition bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "Double Trouble" (Collins, Van Zant)
  2. "I Ain't the One" (Rossington, Van Zant)
  3. "Call Me the Breeze" (Cale)
  4. "(I Got the) Same Old Blues" (Cale)
  5. "Every Mother's Son" (Collins, Van Zant)
  6. "Sweet Home Alabama" (Ed King, Rossington, Van Zant)
  7. "Free Bird" (Collins, Van Zant)
  • All tracks recorded live for "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC television on November 11, 1975.


Lynyrd Skynyrd
Additional personnel
  • The Honkettes - background vocals (5,8)
  • Lee Freeman - harp (4)
  • Barry Lee Harwood - dobro, mandolin (9)


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2011). "Gimme Back My Bullets - Lynyrd Skynyrd | AllMusic". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (2011). "Robert Christgau: CG: Lynyrd Skynyrd". Retrieved 14 August 2011. 
  3. ^ McGee, David (2011). "Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on February 14, 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2011.